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Clark Celebrates Employee Growth

It’s no secret that Clark wishes to attract, educate, and retain the most competent employees in West Michigan. In addition to a welcome environment, job training, and other perks, Clark’s Tuition Reimbursement Program allows employees to acquire a degree while working at Clark. This program helps individuals achieve their academic goals in shorter amounts of time, without financial stress.

Danielle Barense works as a Human Resource Specialist at Clark and is currently participating in the Tuition Reimbursement Program. She is studying Human Resources Management at Indiana Wesley University and hopes to further her Human Resources career here. 

Danielle certainly appreciates the program – from the simple application process to the requirements and expectations of the program.  Danielle shared that this financial aid has lessened her stress – enabling her to concentrate on classes rather than worrying about money. She is proud that she will get her degree while working full time along with the added responsibilities of being a wife and mother. 

And now, as part of her HR job, Danielle promotes the Employee Education Program to all new employees during orientation. Her professional and personal growth empower other Clark staff and help fulfill Clark’s mission of creating communities of dignity, compassion and respect centered on the lives of older adults and those who care for them. 

You can make a difference in the lives of our employees, consider a gift to Clark’s Employee Education Program, please call the Foundation at 616-278-6533 or visit


Employees who believe in Clark

We honor those who give to the Clark Foundation in 2020, further believing in the mission of Clark:

JoAnn Abraham*

Sarah Babins*

Carol Bergman*

Lindy Bonter

Samantha Bull*

Brad Courter*

Eunice Dickerson*

Seth Doane*

Jamie Esckilsen*

Renee Foster*

Melissa Guigue

Mike Guis*

LuAnn Hansen

Kimberly Hartger*

Nermin Klino*

Angela Leslie*

Barbara MacQueen

Theresa Moran*

Brian Morrill

Brian Pangle

Geraldine Pringle*

LouAnn Shawver*

Chris Simons*

Lisa Spangler 

James Thomas*

Jamie Tietz

Janet Uwamaliya*

*Clark employees who have designated a portion of their payroll deduction to the Clark Foundation.

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